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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Wildlife

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Distance (From Kumarakom Bus Station): 5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Boat

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 5 kms from Kumarakom Bus Station, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is one of the famous bird sanctuaries in Kerala, situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake. The sanctuary is an amazing paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves. This is one of the best places to visit in Kumarakom, among the best places to visit in Kerala.

Spread across 14 acres, it is a favorite haunt for many migratory birds. The main attractions are local birds like the waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, heron, cormorant, moorhen, darter, Brahminy kite and the duck, as well as the migratory Siberian crane. Parrot, teal, lark, flycatcher, and other birds are seen here during their respective migratory seasons.

The sanctuary is accessible by road & boat from Kumarakom village. It has well laid out paths for moving around within the sanctuary (1-2 hours by foot). The best way to watch the birds is to take a 2 hour boat trip around the sanctuary through country boats available at the entrance of sanctuary. The best time to watch migratory birds is from Nov to Feb.

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